A clavicle fracture, often called a broken collarbone, is a common injury. About five percent of adult fractures are in the clavicle. This painful break is frequently caused by falling onto the shoulder, and it is most common in kids and young adults. A majority of broken clavicles are treated nonsurgically by wearing a sling […]
What Does Shoulder Bursitis Feel Like?
Shoulder bursitis is a painful inflammatory condition that can make arm movement difficult and limit range of motion. There are a few different types of shoulder bursitis — acute, recurring, and even life-threatening — so it’s integral to see a shoulder specialist for a proper diagnosis. With guidance and an effective plan, many cases of […]
Tooele Specialties: Hip, Knee, and Shoulder
For those suffering from an acute injury or chronic pain, you know all too well the impact these things have on every moment of your life. When you’re hurt, basic daily functions and routine activities are difficult, if not impossible, without help and proper healing. Choosing the right practitioner to care for your pain or […]
How to Heal an AC Separation
We use our shoulders for a wide range of movements. They allow us to raise, swing, bend, and rotate our arms. Thanks to them, we can throw a ball and scratch our noses. Our shoulders are the most flexible joint in our bodies and also the most complex. The flexibility of our shoulders does not […]
What is a Bankart Lesion?
Surgery isn’t something any of us want, but if you’ve sustained a tear in your shoulder joint called a Bankart lesion, there is a chance you may not be able to avoid it. In order to understand the causes of and treatment for this injury, it’s necessary to first understand the anatomy of your shoulder. […]
Types of Shoulder Instability: Symptoms, Tests & Treatments
The shoulder is the most flexible joint in the body, allowing for full rotation and a great range of motion. This mobility, however, leaves the shoulder highly susceptible to injury and resulting instability. Approximately 1% to 2% of people will suffer a shoulder dislocation in their lifetime and young athletes are at a particularly high […]
Are brachial plexus injuries serious?
The not-so-satisfying short answer: It depends. Like any other orthopedic injury, the seriousness of a brachial plexus injury depends on its cause, severity and treatment options. What is the brachial plexus? The brachial plexus is a network of five intertwined nerves that stretch from the neck, through the upper chest and into the armpit. This bundle of […]
Summer Shoulder Injuries: Swimmer’s Shoulder vs Shoulder Labral Tears
While 23% to 38% of competitive swimmers experience some form of shoulder injury every year, you don’t have to be a competitive swimmer to suffer from common shoulder overuse injuries. In fact, baseball, softball and volleyball players, as well as anyone who performs repetitive movements with their shoulders (think painters, landscapers or movers), are at risk for […]
Experiencing shoulder blade pain? It might be scapular dyskinesis.
Shoulder pain is a common complaint in active and non-active people, alike. Musculoskeletal issues, such as overuse, strains, rotator cuff issues, poor exercise form and even sleeping awkwardly, can all cause pain in and around the shoulder blades. While arthritis, heart and lung conditions, shingles, gallstones and even liver disease can manifest as shoulder blade […]
What is an orthopedic sports medicine doctor?
Whether you’re an athlete, a weekend warrior or simply lead an active lifestyle, you will almost certainly suffer from an orthopedic injury at one point or another. A study in the Journal of Athletic Training found that while male athletes had a higher rate of acute injuries, female athletes see a higher rate of overuse […]